Ceramic Braces or Metal Braces?

Ceramic braces stay on your teeth as well as metal braces and are resistant against breaking and chipping.

What is nice about Ceramic braces is that they won't be noticed very easily unless the wearer calls your attention to them.  They are also blended  with teeth matching colors to make them blend in and make them almost invisible.  Ceramic braces can also be less irritating for your gums compared to the feeling of metal against your teeth. MaintenanceOrthodontist, ortodontics, It is best to brush twice a day if you are using ceramic braces.  Brushing immediately after meals well help keep the ligatures from developing stains. Certain circumstances may call for metal braces instead of ceramic braces due to how extensive your teeth correction is. Dr Connell will be able to advise you on your options and are available at our Brookfield and Oak Creek Locations. http://www.drtoddsmiles.com/contact-us/

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After Invisalign Treatment Care

Dr Connell provides Invisalign treatments in Brookfield and Oak Creek Wi and strives to help you maintain your smile after your treatment.

It is very important that you continue to take care of your teeth after your Invisalign Treatment.  After your finished wearing Invisalign your should remember to:

Wear Your Retainer:

You will probably be required to wear a retainer after your Invisalign Treatment, to prevent your teeth from moving back into their original positions.

Brush and Floss

You have a straight smile, lets make sure it is bright and healthy too.  You should remember to continue to regularly brush and floss your teeth for good oral health.

Avoid Hard or Tough to Chew Foods

Avoiding foods that are difficult to chew is recommended, especially since your teeth can be more sensitive during this time.

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Invisalign providers for Brookfield and Oak Creek

With Invisalign clear braces, you can have the straighter smile you desire with less hassle, less time, and less embarrassment.

Invisalign clear braces are a series of plastic aligners custom-designed to gradually and discretely shift your teeth into alignment.

What Invisalign Braces Can Do For You

Invisalign, Brookfield, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Dental Braces, BracesInvisalign invisible braces are a more inconspicuous teeth straightening alternative to traditional metal braces.  Through a simple treatment process, patients generally walk away with a straight smile in less than a year.  Invisalign is a series of clear overlay templates, called aligners, which have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. This system is usually available only to more mature patients who are willing to comply with the necessary 23-hour-a-day wear time. Invisalign aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that is worn over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Connell plans for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

 Invisalign invisible braces can solve several common alignment issues, thereby preventing further tooth damage and promoting better oral health.

Why would I want Invisalign?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

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Sensitive Teeth and Braces

Braces are more difficult to clean around, and poor oral care can lead to an irritated or receding gum line. To help prevent sensitivity, brush thoroughly after every meal and floss at least once a day.  When the underlying layer of your teeth becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue. The roots of your teeth, which are not covered by protective hard enamel, contain thousands of tiny tubules leading to the tooth's nerve center. When exposed, these tubules allow hot or cold to stimulate the nerve in your tooth, causing the pain you feel. With sensitivity, you may feel pain when consuming hot, cold, or sweet drinks or food, or even when breathing cold air. It is normal for teeth to be temporarily sensitive after an adjustment, but let us know if you have chronically sensitive teeth.

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Orthodontics and Adults

Childhood is of course the ideal time to get treatment, since the mouth and jaws are still growing, but many adults still can get beautiful and lasting results which can be achieved discreetly and effectively with modern orthodontic appliances and technologies. Many adults understandably don’t like the way traditional braces look. These days, there are so many other options for braces that it’s possible for almost any patient to be treated effectively and efficiently. It should also be noted that the goal of orthodontic treatment (especially in adults) isn’t always limited to straightening teeth and/or correcting a bite. Teeth provide support for the lips and cheeks and help define your face. The relationship between the jaws, teeth, face, soft tissues, and underlying skeleton of the face are important, and your orthodontist takes this into account when designing a smile. Click here to learn more http://www.drtoddsmiles.com/orthodontic-services/braces-and-appliances/

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